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Etihad drops another 400 pilots

Posted 15 July 2020 · Add Comment

Four hundred more Etihad pilots are to leave the Abu Dhabi airline as another swathe of job cuts was announced.

In a message to staff, seen by Arabian Aerospace, Sulaiman Yaqoobi, vice president of flight operations at the UAE flag carrier, said that as the Covid pandemic continued,  "we are simply unable to susyain the current number of employees we have."

Yaqoobi said that as a pilot himself it was one of the toughest decisions he had ever had to make."Please do not see this as being terminated what ishappening is a direct consequence of the COVID-19 crisis"

All affected pilots are being offered one-on-one maationgs with their fleet manager and HR business partner.

Losing pilots was "toughest decision ever" for Etihad management  (Image: Etihad)

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